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787 Lansing Street, Utica, NY 13501
315.732.8381
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Waiter (a guy) was very erogant! He had been there a long time and thought he was the greatest stuff! Has worked for the family for several years! Didn't fill out waters-up just left our glasses dry and had to ask several times. On top of that he didn't bring-out our bread righ away and was very slow at bringing-out... More

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Ithaca, Ny
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

We ate at Ventura's last night after riding the Polar Express train. It is an upscale Italian restaurant, but they did not flinch when 6 adults and 3 children walked in dresses as Elves! The food here is fabulous- the ravioli were beyond belief- both in alfredo and in vodka sauce. The caesar salad was excellent. Everything was fresh and... More

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Utica, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I love Ventura's and have gone there several times over the years-but not enough! I would give 4.5 stars if possible. The food is great, and the atmosphere reminds me of a classic movie. I love that Italian vibe from the post WW II era. Such a treat to go there and be pampered in an old fashioned manner. Don't... More

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Utica, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Old school Utica Italian vibe and it's great staff make every visit a great time. We go 3 or 4 times a year. Owners and bartender remember us and treat us well. Food is very good , perhaps a bit pricey but worth it. We aren't Italian, but feel like we get the true Utica experience when we go there.

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Barneveld, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

One of my absolutely favorite restaurants. From great authentic Italian food ( which they will adapt any dish to your specifications), wonderful staff who open the doors for you and thank you for coming in, to decor that reminds you of the good old days of true neighborhood restaurants, this is the restaurant that makes people say, " you cannot... More

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Oneonta, New York
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111 reviews 111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The service here is excellent. All of the staff are very friendly and helpful. Venturas has a extensive menu with a wide variety of Italian dishes to choose from. The food was very tasty everyone enjoyed there meal and there were no complaints. You leave the restaurant full. The restaurant is in a area of town that seems a little... More

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Oxford
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Every time I am in the Utica area I make it a necessity to stop at Ventura's. Their food is rich in flavor and their sauce is fabulous! You can even buy a jar of it on your way out. I enjoy their broccoli and hats, Haddock Marinara and their salad with their Italian and crumbly blue cheese dressing. A... More

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Somerset, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I traveled to this location back in the beginning of August and was very impressed with the selection. The food was very fresh, well prepared, and I definitely left on a full stomach. Even though I don't travel to upstate NY as much, when I do go back, I will find the way and time to return. Excellent job all... More

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Utica, NY
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108 reviews 108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Perhaps a bit pricey for what it is, but food is quite good, and portions are large. My family and I will definitely return. Staff was excellent.

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Venice, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We hadn't been through Utica in several years and tried to remember the old family owned Italian restaurant t where we had had a nice meal. Couldn't find that one but found Ventura's instead. The host/owner was so pleasant and we found out his parents had started the restaurant in 1943! His daughter and son work with him now. The... More

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Address: 787 Lansing Street, Utica, NY 13501
Phone Number: 315.732.8381
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Utica
Cuisine: Italian

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